There area number of books and publishers here—on the Anna Lindh Foundation’s 101 books list—that are new to me: for instance, the Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services, which published book #23 on the list:
جداً جداً.. طبعاً طبعاً.. أبدا
أبداً…. written by أمل فرح.
Also, some familiar books (including a number from the Etisalat shortlist): titles by Rania Hussein Amin, Fatima Sharafeddine, and Walid Taher.
I am a little peeved that only the writers are listed, not the illustrators (where applicable), as illustrators certainly do their share of the work, and you cannot have a high-quality picture book without high-quality pictures. And I suppose there are a few other books I would’ve stuffed onto the list.
Still! I look forward to seeing the exhibition, and—in the meantime—why not print out a copy of this list (and the Etisalat longlist) for your child’s school library?